"For thousands of customers of Subway restaurants around the US over the past few years, paying for their $5 footlong sub was a ticket to having their credit card data stolen. In a scheme dating back at least to 2008, a band of Romanian hackers is alleged to have stolen payment card data from the point-of-sale (POS) systems of hundreds of small businesses, including more than 150 Subway restaurant franchises and at least 50 other small retailers.
"Bell internet customers will no longer have their file sharing uploads and downloads deliberately slowed down. Bell Canada and Bell Aliant will stop using equipment to selectively slow down file sharing applications on their networks starting March 1, the companies said in a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Monday.
"Bethesda issued a statement to PlayStation 3 Skyrim owners letting them know that they take their Skyrim game play experience on the PlayStation 3 very seriously; but the statement indicated that the upcoming 1.3 patch isn’t going to address many of the issues that a number of players are complaining about."
"Intel and Micron's joint venture IMFT has announced that it has produced a 128Gb die. A package combining eight such dies together would be small enough to fit on a fingertip and boast an unprecedented 128GB capacity. Mass production will start in the first half of next year, and devices using the new dies are likely to start shipping in 2013..."
"A-Data has rolled out a new series of USB 3.0 flash drives with a rather interesting, ruggedized design. Featuring a shock-resistant and waterproof casing, the new S107 USB 3.0 flash drive series will be avialable in 8, 16 and 32GB capacities.
As the name suggests, the new flash drives feature the USB 3.0 interface and achieve read speeds of up to 100MB/s. Thanks to special casing design, S107 drives feature military grade shock and water resistance, as well as an interesting arc design that doubles as a flash-drive cap holder..."
"Are we getting closer to really effective volumetric 3D display technology? A new display technology uses cold fog and a laser projector to create a volumetric 3D image. See it in action in these videos."
"Western Digital has secured conditional approval from the European Union's competition regulator to purchase Hitachi's hard disk drive business for $4.3 billion, after it agreed to sell several production operations."
"Graphics card makers tell us that the HDD shortage has already upset the rest of the upgrade market, and they expect to be affected by it, at least slightly. Most PC DIY guys who waited to upgrade their machines tend to swap hard drives quite often, but once again, since 28nm graphics are delayed, a lot of them are now stuck waiting for new Radeon HD 7000 and Geforce 600 series to do the final upgrade."
"The widespread flooding in Thailand that disrupted operations at hard disk drive factories will lead to significantly declining PC shipments, say market analysts. Thailand accounted for 40 to 45 percent of worldwide HDD production in the first half of 2011, but flooding has impacted more than a dozen factories, according to IDC..."
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